Here's the latest news from St. Austin Catholic Parish! 
Daylight Savings Time Ends This Weekend!

Don't forget to "fall back" 1 hour on Saturday night!
Election Day Is This Tues., Nov. 8

We have compiled a few helpful resources on voting and our faith. Please view them at http://www.staustin.org/vote.
Catholic Services Appeal 

This weekend is our annual diocesan Catholic Services Appeal. The Catholic Services Appeal gives us the opportunity to act together as a diocesan family: helping those in need, promoting a culture of life, encouraging religious vocation, and educating our youth. The Diocese of Austin has released a wonderful video about CSA this year. Click here to watch it online. (You might recognize Bishop Danny's location!)

Every gift, regardless of the size, is vital to the success of the Catholic Services Appeal. Our goal this year is to have 100% participation. Please give in accordance with your means, and remember, a prayer is a pledge of support!

You may bring the pledge card you received in the mail with you to mass or complete a new pledge card during the time provided for this at mass.

Introduction to the Gospel of Matthew
A busy person's Bible Study with Fr. Chuck

Mon., Nov. 7 at 7 p.m.
Wed., Nov. 9 at 7 p.m.
or Fri., Nov. 11 at 12 p.m.

With Advent comes a new liturgical year. During the upcoming Cycle A year, we will hear passages from the Gospel of Matthew each weekend. Join Fr. Chuck for this one-time Introduction to the Gospel of Matthew. Fr. Chuck will repeat this presentation three times--just pick the date and time most convenient for you and show up. All sessions will meet in Our Lady of Guadalupe Room. There is no pre-registration needed. Bring your Bible and your curiosity!
Our Lady of Guadalupe and Her Image:  
Their Importance in Social Justice and Civil Rights Movements

Thurs., Nov. 17, 7-9 p.m. in Hecker Hall 

Join moderator Dr. John MorĂ¡n Gonzales, Director of the UT Center for Mexican American Studies, and three panelists (Dr. George Flaherty of the UT Department of Art and Art History, Ms. Rebecca Flores of the United Farm Workers movement, and Mr. Gerardo Silguero of St. Edward University's College Assistance Migrant Program) as we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic Farmworker Strike and March from Rio Grande City to Austin. Fr. Bruce Nieli, CSP, long associated with the United Farm Workers, will lead the opening and closing prayers. For more information on this discussion click here.

Advent Retreat
for Young Adults in their 20s and 30s

Sun., Nov. 20, 2-5 p.m. at St. Austin 

How do we celebrate Advent -- a season of waiting, hope, and joy -- when our lives are full of busyness and stress? Take a few hours out of your hectic life to pray about this with other GAP members. The speakers are other young adults from the St. Austin's and UCC communities. Feel free to stick around for our  Sunday  Mass at  5:30 p.m., followed by a wine-and-cheese reception!
Thanksgiving Week Changes

Thanksgiving Mass
Wed., Nov. 23 at 6 p.m.

Please note the following changes to our Daily Mass schedule:
  • There will be no 5:20 p.m. Mass on Wed., Nov. 23.
  • There will be no masses at St. Austin on Thanksgiving Day.
  • 8 a.m. Daily Mass will resume as usual on Fri., Nov. 25.

The parish office will close at 6 p.m. on Wed., Nov. 23 and not reopen until 9 a.m. on Mon., Nov. 28.
  • The office will not be open on Thursday or Friday of Thanksgiving week.
  • The office will be closed on Sun., Nov. 27. There will not be Coffee & Donuts, and the Sunday Nursery will be closed as well.
Thank you for your understanding!
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